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Archives for August, 2011


Rdio: will the family pak draw them?

by Mike McGuire  |  August 23, 2011  |  Comments Off

Why hasn’t the subscription model for online music? Sure, its previous incarnation in the first half of the decade was fraught with DRM snafus and, well, none of the services played on the iPod.  But the iPhone and the app economy changed all that with the content-as-app approach e.g. online subscription services with a smartphone [...]

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File Under: Inevitable (it took way too long but it was inevitable)

by Mike McGuire  |  August 17, 2011  |  1 Comment

Nice rundown on News.com on YouTube (Google) and its efforts to smooth (or smoother) their somewhat fractious relations with content rightsholders.  In this case, the online video giant’s dualistic role as a music freak’s treasure chest and bane of segments of the music industry settled a suit which included the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).  Like a number of organziations representing stakeholders [...]

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